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Contract Psychiatric Nurse Practicioner (capstar)

Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: In collaboration with a designated physician the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) is responsible for providing outpatient psychiatric care, including intakes, assessments, and furnishing and providing medication management, following established standards and practices. The PNP will review and analyze participant records in order to furnish and evaluate the usage of psychotropic and other drugs and the quality and appropriateness of the care of mental health participants. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education Must have a Master's Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from an accredited university; completion of an approved Adult, Child, or Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program; possession of a Certificate by the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner; possession of a State of California issued medication furnishing number and a certificate issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for the furnishing for psychotropic medications. Doctorate degree preferred. Experience Must have two to three years of experience with adults and children greater than age 12 who present and are assessed with a DSM-V diagnosis. Experience with mentally ill participants preferred. License or Certification Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Nursing Education Current certificate to practice as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing Current DEA License Valid California Driver's License DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Duties 1. Performs complete initial psychiatric assessments on participants to determine DSM V diagnosis and develop a plan of care including medication furnishing if indicated. 2. Provides psychiatric services to participants, including psychiatric evaluation and follow up, prescriptions, medication consents, and case management. 3. Develops, follows and maintains a comprehensive treatment plan that adequately addresses the behavioral healthcare medical needs of the participant. Uses both nursing and psychiatric NP skills to develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of care appropriate to participants condition setting and course of care. 4. Provides timely documentation of each encounter with a participant, including symptoms addressed, need for current treatment, and rationale for any changes in treatment, within an electronic medical record. 5. Develops Standards of Care with collaborating Psychiatrist defining agreed upon level of review and support. Seeks immediate consultation with physician for the following: Emergent conditions requiring prompt medical intervention or hospitalization; acute decomposition of participants condition; participant problems that are not resolving as anticipated; if diagnostic, prescriptive or therapeutic procedure/intervention, then cannot be performed by the nurse practitioner.

Keywords: Stars Behavioral Health Group, Fairfield , Contract Psychiatric Nurse Practicioner (capstar), Healthcare , Fairfield, California

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